Notes: Gooseberry Peach, Melon Passionfruit Grapefruit / Pomelo
Origin: Loire Valley (Sancerre, Pouilly-Fume & More), France
- Sauvignon Blanc
Fermentation: Organic, Biodynamic, Natural, Vegan Steel Only
Asian Food Pairing: Phad thai, Pandan Chicken, Indo fried fish
Western Food Pairing: Grilled fish, high-acidity cheeses (goat's cheese, pecorino).
Pascal Jolivet Pouilly Fumé Indigène 2020
Indigenous indeed. Pascal Jolivet's uniquely minimalistic and biodynamic vinification methods let nature take its course, resulting in an elegant wine that truly reveals the complexities and expressions of its terroirs. This wine was named indigène because it was fermented with indigenous yeasts only.
Powerful and full-bodied. Opens with a waft of generous grapefruit and lemon citrus, followed by notes of slate and gun-flint. Secondary flavours of green apple, pear and honey emerge on the palate. Taut and intriguing with an attractive mouthfeel and pronounced minerality. Rich, deep and age-worthy.
Indigène is a wine blended from a meticulous parcel-by-parcel selection of Sauvignon Blanc old vines in the heart of the Tracy sur Loire village. All parcels are vinified separately. The grapes are hand-picked and sorted, then gently pressed. The juice is then fermented with indigenous yeast only in stainless steel at 18°C for 25 days. Aged for 12 months on lees in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks before bottling, which occurs without filtration or cooling.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- 91 POINTS
This has a subtle hint of toast, along with alluring straw, creamed white peach, gooseberry and honeysuckle notes, all woven together and gliding through the stone tinged finish. Shows good range and focus.
- 91 POINTS
An impressive, ripe wine, this is packed with baked apple and grapefruit flavors, with a taut, mineral texture. It needs at least a year to round out.